This is the only comprehensive guide to this former Soviet republic.
Bound by sand and snow, fed by meltwater from the Roof of the World, the fertile oases across Uzbekistan attracted the greatest travellers and conquerors in history along the fragile threads of the Silk Road. Situated on this ancient trade route, the turquoise domes of Tamerlane's Samarkand - some of the world's most evocative architectural symbols - and the holy city of Bukhara, which boasts a mosque for each day of the year, or the desert-girdled khanate of Khiva, offer the world a breathtaking architectural legacy. Let the images of ancient Silk Road caravanserais and trading centers capture your imagination through this ground-breaking guide.
'The best guidebook to bring is the Uzbekistan volume in the Odyssey series...It is one of those rare travel guides that is a joy to read whether or not you are planning a trip' New York Times
'Quite excellent. No one should visit Samarkand, Bukhara or Khiva without this meticulously researched guide' Peter Hopkins, author of The Great Game